Building Standards

The 2013 Edition of the Technical Handbooks are available to view or download.  As intimated in 2010, a hardcopy of these documents will not be made available. These handbooks provide revised guidance and support the Building (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 which were laid before parliament on 13 May 2013. The amended regulations and technical guidance came into force on 1 October 2013.  Through the same amendment regulations, changes were also made to the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and the Building (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

To view the latest on line issue of  the handbooks please click on these links for either the 2013 Domestic Edition or the 2013 Non-Domestic Edition. Alternatively to download a PDF version, please click downloadable handbooks.